Saltoposuchus

"Leaping crocodile"
Length:
1-1.5 m (3-5 ft)
Weight:
10-15 kg (22-33 lbs)
Time:
210,000,000-
203,000,000 B.C.
Location:
Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Species:
Saltoposuchus connectens
Saltoposuchus bears a superficial resemblance to a small theropod dinosaur and in some literature has even been touted as an ancestor of dinosaurs. However, its acetabulum--the surface of the pelvis that meets with the head of the femur and forms the hip joint--was not perforated (pierced), a defining characteristic of all dinosaurs.

A contemporary crocodyliform known as Terrestrisuchus is believed to merely represent Saltoposuchus juveniles.
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